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Postal workers find 11 pounds of pot headed to N.Y. publishing house

A large shipment of marijuana was intercepted on its way to a publishing house in New York City after postal workers in California detected a “suspicious odor” coming from the packages, according to court documents obtained by The Smoking Gun. San Diego police used a drug sniffing dog to inspect…

Judge allows church services at New York public school

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A New York City church can continue to hold religious services inside a public school for at least 10 more days, a federal judge ruled Thursday, the latest decision in a 16-year legal battle over a city law that prohibits using school buildings for worship. Bronx…

Bloomberg proposes alcohol restrictions in New York City

If Mayor Michael Bloomberg has his way, getting a drink in New York City is going to get a little bit harder. The New York Post reported on Wednesday that the city Health Department wants to cut the number of establishments that sell alcohol as a part of their Partnership…

‘Occupy Wall Street’ protesters allowed back into Zuccotti Park

Two months after the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters were evicted from New York City’s Zuccotti Park, police on Tuesday removed the metal barricades surrounding the park and allowed the public back in. The barricades were removed only a day after the New York Civil Liberties Union, the Center for Constitutional…

BioWare stages lightsaber freeze mob in Times Square

A group of Jedi and Sith took to New York City’s Times Square on Tuesday night to do battle and strike dramatic poses. The event was staged by BioWare to publicize its Star Wars: The Old Republic online role-playing game. Perhaps the best part of the event, however, was when…

Wolf found roaming streets in New York

Stray cats are common throughout New York City. But the same certainly can’t be said for stray wolves. According to the New York Daily News, an illegal wolf was found walking the streets of Brooklyn Tuesday evening. It was an unusual occurrence as cops located the animal, which was wearing…

Music Fridays: Mother Nature Is An A$$hole Edition

Kind of amazing that the East Coast will be going through an earthquake (albeit a mild one that didn't really cause any major damage) and a hurricane (this one I'm far more worried about) within less than a week.  The big concern, of course, is for the folks down south…

New York Gay Rights Disco Rock Mash-Up

While everything was going down in the state legislature of New York, Marc just so happened to be putting the finishing touches on the mash-up below, so he thought he'd release it in celebration. Part of the impetus behind it was that Marc and I both thought that the lyrics…

A controversy looking for a target

I’m a relatively recent transplant to New York City, as you probably know, but I have to say that this entire fuss over the Cordoba House has left me pretty annoyed. One the things you figure out quickly from living in New York is that people from all sorts of…

Friday Genius Ten “Yes New York” Edition

Sorry about the lack of blogging. The reason I was traveling is a big one, though: Marc and I have made the decision to move to New York City, specifically Brooklyn. We’ve been considering a move for a long time, because as much as we love Texas, we’ve both lived…

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